Lucy Lavers photographs
Lucy Lavers new life afloat
Following her return from Dunkirk, Lucy Lavers now lives in Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk where she gives occasional pre-booked educational trips.
Return to Dunkirk
Lucy Lavers made the return journey to Dunkirk from Wells-next-the-Sea to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Dynamo - the evacution of troops from the Dunkirk beaches in May 1940
Leg 1: Wells to Lowestoft. See Gallery
Lucy Lavers served as the No.2 lifeboat at Aldeburgh for 19 years after which she became a relief Lifeboat at Wells-next-the-Sea and elsewhere on the East Coast.
Post-RNLI working life
In 1968 Lucy Lavers retired from the RNLI.
Lucy Lavers stripped
In 1997 Lucy Lavers was retired and largely stripped for the restoration of another lifeboat.
Arrival at Stiffkey
Lucy Lavers was delivered to the Hewitt's boatyard in Stiffkey on June 23rd 2010.
Restoration of the hull
George Hewitt and Ben Riches worked together to restore Lucy Lavers' hull back to its former glory.
Restoration of the canopy
Building the canopy is a slow, delicate process for David Hewitt. The canopy is like building a boat but starts with the frame and then the double diagonal mahogany to cover it.
The restoration of Lucy Lavers at the Stiffkey boatyard has been carried out by David Hewitt, George Hewitt and Ben Middleton.